In an age of fast food and overprocessed snacks it can be a bit of a challenge to get our kids to eat healthily and resist sugar snacks whilst at school or out with friends. For some kids, eating healthy food may not be their ideal way to fill up, but all it takes is a little change of direction and they’ll soon be munching on natural, delicious and nutritious foods.
But how? Well, with the following tips you can keep your kids snack happy, leaving them healthier, happier and full of energy!
Lead by example
Kids are incredibly perceptive, and their behaviour will often reflect from that of their parents, so it’s up to you to take the lead and
show them how it's done! Instead of the usual snacks, fill your cupboards with healthier alternatives so that everyone can
avoid the temptation of biscuits and chocolates together. Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourselves once in a while,
but there are always healthy alternatives at hand if you look for them!
Breakfast and snacks
One of the best ways to combat unhealthy snacking is to make sure your kids have a brilliant breakfast that’s full of great natural nutrition. This will not only set them off feeling alert and awake, but will also make sure that they don’t get hungry too early and search for something to fill the gap. Wholemeal toast and peanut butter is a great option, or oatmeal and fruit! If they are the snacking type, send them off with some fruits, nuts or even one of our delicious Eat Nakd bars to see them through to lunchtime.
Keep it natural
Instead of banning sweet drinks and foods entirely, why not introduce healthy alternatives instead! For example, instead of orange soda why not give them orange juice instead! That way they can satisfy their sweet cravings and get some natural goodness at the same time! Instead of apple flavoured sweets, why not encourage them to eat an apple instead! The more your kids know about what they are eating, the better off they will be for it.
Get them involved!
The best way to teach kids about healthy eating is to show, not tell. The next time you’re cooking up a family meal, or preparing their lunch for the next day, why not get them involved! Kids love to be included and feel like they are helping, so bring them along on your next shopping trip and let them have a say in what they eat.
So there are just a few ways you can help your kids enjoy a healthy and happy diet! It’s not so much about taking things away, but showing them new things instead!